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According to WordNet, the noun "ground" has 11 sense(s).

103462594 (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting.

103360845 the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface.

113790912 a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis".

105933834 the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills".

109335240 material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil".

109178999 a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration".

108580134 a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle); "they gained ground step by step"; "they fought to regain the lost ground".

109334396 the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground".

105930574 a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused.

114842992 the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church".

103462747 a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage).


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